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The Black Page drum magazine's vault of free drum lessons from some of the best educators around the globe. All of our lessons are archived here. Use the search function at the top right of our website to find a specific lesson or topic. 

Technique: Understanding the Styles: Rock

Understanding the Styles: Rock
Dec 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

Let’s rock on with this lesson. Now we can cover some basic rock grooves. Rock ‘n’ Roll has grown over the...

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Technique: Understanding the Styles: Blues

Understanding the Styles: Blues
Nov 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

This month we continue on our stylistic journey into one of my favorites, the blues. The blues is the...

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Technique: Understanding the Styles: Funk

Understanding the Styles: Funk
Oct 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

I have been fortunate to perform a series of clinics. In each one I created a handout with some tips for...

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Technique: Double Bass Fill Ideas: Part II

Double Bass Fill Ideas: Part II
Sep 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

Here is the continuation of last month’s exercises. Remember to take one basic pattern and play it as many...

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Technique: Double Bass Fill Ideas: Part I

Double Bass Fill Ideas: Part I
Aug 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

Now we’re going to go over some double bass ideas. I like to take one basic pattern and play it as many...

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Technique: Triplet Double Bass Sticking Exercises

Triplet Double Bass Sticking Exercises
Jul 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

In last month’s issue we went over some sticking variations over a continuous 1/16 note double bass...

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Technique: Double Bass Sticking Variations

Double Bass Sticking Variations
Jun 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

Here is another page from my book Ultimate Double Bass. This is the first page of the sticking variation...

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Technique: Good Times on the Bass Drum

Good Times on the Bass Drum
May 02 2010 // [Ryan Carver]

This month I have been inspired by Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times." John Bonham's right foot on this...

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